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blackbird stardust quilt


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thank you for your interest in this product, please read all information before purchasing. progress photos of my work can be found on my instagram @apriltwoeightyquilts!

inspiration + d e s i g n :

{ photographed in joshua tree, CA }

"he will be a raven," she said. and he was. dark hair, dark eyes, with a unique voice, and a sparkle in his eyes that maybe he couldn't see. nostalgic for quick + quiet moments. reveling in the moments that seem empty but are actually full of promise and hope. sometimes you drive far to run away from something, and land head first into something new - but it was what you were trying to forget that comes back, shining a new light. it's in the smell of home, a familiar face, and the simple reconnecting yet fleeting moments. maybe a face buried in your neck for a few hours is the teacher you needed to remind you that you're not alone. true connection, in how it feels, gives us more than whatever else we are looking for.

the variety of fabrics are a mix of kona and cotton solids, hand dyed fabrics made by me using both wholecloth and ice dye techniques, and recycled linens (sheets, pillowcases). i love using recycled/reused/repurposed fabrics in an effort to reduce waste, and also because i believe that fabrics which have already been used carry stories of their own.

note: due to the nature of recycled fabrics being pre-used, and also the nature of hand dyed fabrics - any markings, discoloration, or any other "spots" on these fabrics are to be considered part of the fabric itself. each has been washed before being put into the creations.

the hand dyeing process is lengthy, but humbling (as i love being able to create projects with fabrics dyed with my own hands!). it includes choosing the dye colors, prepping the fabric in soda ash, applying the dye, and finally rinsing, and washing/drying/ironing them before use. this process takes up to 48 hours per piece of fabric. i dye in small batches only, in order to ensure that each fabric created is one of a kind and completely unique. even if i were to use the same dye color, the textures and tones created in each piece can never be 100% recreated.

all of my items are handmade by me, with love, as one-of-a-kind pieces of usable and functional art.

d e t a i l s :

this quilt measures 65x81". it has been straight-line machine quilted with a metallic gold thread and a tan thread using 80/20 cotton/poly batting. it is backed with the softest white and green vintage sheet.

this quilt is machine washable on cold and may be tumble dried on low. please see the care page on my site at for more info.

s h i p p i n g :

this item is made and ready to ship, and will come to you secured in a US Priority Mail box within the US. so sorry that international shipping is not available currently.

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